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Organization: Jewish Immigrant Aid Services Toronto  
Phone Numbers: 416-630-6481
Fax: 416-630-1376
Email: info@jiastoronto.org
Website: www.jiastoronto.org
Address:
4600 Bathurst St, Suite 325
Toronto, ON
M2R 3V3
Intersection: Bathurst St and Sheppard Ave W
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am-5:15 pm, Fri 9 am-3 pm
Executives: Janis Roth - Executive Director
Contacts: Lea Soibelman - Intake
416-630-6481 ext 5441 * leas@jiastoronto.org
Service Description: Settlement (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- pre-arrival immigration information * newcomer counselling, integration and orientation, support groups, information and referral * assistance in finding housing * computer access * assistance with documentation * notary public

Language Skills, Development and Training -- participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, childminding available, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry * in various locations * English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, in partnership with school boards * Ready-for-School -- 2 week intensive ESL summer program for children entering school * Conversation Café -- English practice at various locations * Telephone Language Companion -- English practice

Employment Services -- resumes, vocational counselling * JumpStart -- connecting skilled or internationally trained professional newcomers to employment with job placements, mentorship opportunities, volunteering and networking connections in their preferred fields * short term financial assistance * newcomer scholarships for education or upgrading * various entrepreneurship or business start-up programs

Community Connections Mentorship Program (formerly HOST Program) -- group activities for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development * seniors programs * summer camp for children 30 months-15 years

Office also in Vaughan 905-881-6500

Fees: Free * fee for some translation services
Application: Call for appointment
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Landed immigrants, refugees or temporary residents * focus on Jewish community
Languages: English ; French ; Hebrew ; Russian ; Spanish ; Yiddish
Language Note: (one counsellor)
Area(s) Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, Toronto, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Translation and Interpretation Services

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